Articles about 3D Printing

These 3D Printed Beehives Could Help Save The Species
We usually associate bees with being the producers of honey, but did you know that bees are quite important to our ecosystem? This is because in addition to producing honey, bees also help to transfer pollen from one flowering plant to another, thus helping to maintain the cycle of life.

Researchers Have Found A Way To 3D Print Bone Directly Into The Body
The concept of 3D printing body parts, like a titanium hip replacement, aren’t new. However, the problem with 3D printing bone is that it usually involves synthetic components which means that you’re essentially introducing something foreign into your body. However, researchers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, have figured out a new way.

This House In New York Was Built Using 3D Printing
When we think of a home being built, we can probably picture a lot of work going into it. A lot of materials will be required, a lot of machines are also expected to be used, and of course, a lot of people will also be involved. All of this can add up which is why building a home can be an expensive affair.

This 3D Printable Material Could Create One-Size-Fits-All Clothing
Unless you’re somehow blessed to have a body that clothing sizes were designed around, there’s a chance that more often than not, an M-size from one retailer might be bigger or smaller or have a different fit compared to another retailer. Also, as we gain or lose weight, it further complicates things when it comes to shopping for clothes.


KFC Wants To 3D Print Your Chicken Nuggets
While KFC is probably best known as a fast food chain selling fried chicken, the company is actually quite interested in technology as they have played around with various ideas in the past. Now it looks like the company is hoping to that those experiments to the next level in the form of 3D bioprinting, where in the future, it is possible that your KFC nuggets could be 3D printed.

3D Printed Plant-Based Steaks Could Arrive In 2021
For meat-lovers who are looking for vegan alternatives, it used to be rather difficult to find. Sure, one could argue that food such as mushrooms were a decent substitute as certain species like the portobello mushroom can provide a “meaty” texture, but we all know that it isn’t quite the same.

16-Year Old Student In The Philippines Has Been 3D Printing Face Shields For Doctors
3D printing might have been viewed as a somewhat novel piece of technology, but in the recent months, 3D printing seems to have seen a massive boost in popularity, (no) thanks to the coronavirus outbreak which has left hospitals and healthcare workers around the world short on protective equipment like face shields.

This Simple 3D Printed Attachment Lets You Open Doors Without Touching The Handle
In the past, the idea of touching door handles that have been touched by many people before has always been a bit iffy, but these days with the coronavirus spreading like crazy, suddenly being a bit more concerned about touching door handles isn’t such a crazy idea after all. If you’re trying to avoid doing that, this is a 3D printing project that might be worth checking out.

Malaysian 3D Printers Are Creating Face Shields For Medical Frontliners
As doctors and healthcare workers are putting themselves in the frontlines in this war against the coronavirus, it means that keeping them safe and healthy makes sense. Unfortunately, due to the sheer number of cases around the world, doctors and hospitals are being overwhelmed and are running out of essential supplies.

Shortage Of Ventilators Leads To The Creation Of An Open-Source Alternative
As hospitals in certain parts of the world are being overwhelmed due to the influx of patients with the coronavirus, they are starting to run out of medical supplies and equipment, such as ventilators, which are crucial in helping patients who are affected more severely to breathe.

Volunteers Are 3D Printing Respiratory Valves Used For Coronavirus Treatments
In more critical cases of the coronavirus, patients might need to be hooked up to a respirator to help them breathe. Shortage of respirator valves has never been an issue, but in places like Italy where the number of coronavirus cases are in the thousands, this has put an incredible amount of strain on the country’s healthcare system.

This 3D Printer Lets Preschoolers 3D Print Their Own Toys
If 3D printing has always come across as being more of an “adult” hobby, think again because the folks at 3Doodler have recently announced the launch of a new 3D printer that is being aimed at preschoolers. This will allow kids to 3D print their own little toys in a fun and safer way, while encouraging the development of motor skills.

Researchers Develop A New Highly-Precise, Extremely Fast 3D Printing Process
3D printing is amazing as it allows us to create all manner of objects in a variety of shapes and sizes. However, the problem with the current method of 3D printing is that it can be a bit slow, and sometimes it might not be ideal if you’re looking for higher levels of precision. However, researchers at EPFL might have come up with a solution.

Mexico Will Play Home To The World’s First 3D Printed Neighborhood
We’ve seen how 3D printing can be used to create prototypes of products on the fly. However, we’ve also seen it used for larger scale projects, where over in the Netherlands, they managed to 3D print a steel bridge. We’ve also seen it used in the military where the US Marines 3D printed concrete barracks in a fraction of the time it would normally take.

Ford Turns To 3D Printing To Help Prevent Your Wheels From Being Stolen
When it comes to stealing car parts, the wheels are probably one of the easier and more accessible parts that can be stolen, especially the rims which can either be resold or smelted down to be used for something else. However, it seems that Ford might be working on a way to try and prevent that from happening by using 3D printing.

Researchers Managed To Listen To The ‘Voice’ Of A 3,000 Year Old Mummy
Over the decades, we’ve uncovered ancient buried mummies. Unfortunately, due to the lack of photographs from back then, we don’t really know how they would have looked like if they were alive. However, science and technology have managed to roughly recreate their looks based on their skeletal structures.

Leonardo da Vinci’s Revolutionary Bridge Design Has Been Vindicated By Science
Leonardo da Vinci was an inventor that was probably ahead of his time, and as such, it wasn’t surprising that not all of his ideas and designs were made into reality. One of those designs was a bridge that was rejected by his clients. This was due to the design of the bridge that raised some concerns, but now thanks to the work of researchers at MIT, they have since […]

The World’s Largest 3D Printer Just 3D Printed An Entire Boat
Unlike traditional manufacturing, 3D printing allows people to create all kinds of objects and shapes that might not be possible through traditional methods. To that end, we’ve seen how 3D printing can be used for medical purposes, like 3D printing living tissues or custom casts. We’ve also seen it being used to produce vehicles, like a motorcycle.

IKEA Wants To Get Into Gaming With Its Own Accessories
IKEA, the Swedish company known for their affordable furniture, is expanding on the company’s focus where instead of just making affordable furniture, the company wants to be able to cater to a variety of lifestyles. More recently, the company announced plans to explore robotic furniture for small apartments, but they’re not stopping there.

3D Printed iPhone 11 Mockups Shows Us What To Expect
With last year’s iPhones being more or less a rehash of the iPhone X’s design, it is expected that Apple could introduce a new design for its iPhones this year. We don’t really know what to expect, although earlier, alleged production molds of the 2019 iPhones have given us a clue as to what we might be able to expect.